Thursday, February 21, 2013
Final Rules for the Affordable Care Act
"The Obama administration issued a final rule on Wednesday defining 'essential health benefits' that must be offered by most health insurance plans next year, and it said that 32 million people would gain access to coverage of mental health care as a result," according to a New York Times post. "Under the rule, health plans must provide benefits that have not always been provided by commercial insurers. For example, insurers must cover dental care and vision services for children, as well as 'habilitative services' to help people with disabilities keep or improve their skills." Read more.